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See definition of capillary on Dictionary.com
  • as invein
  • as inblood vessel

synonyms for capillary

  • hair
  • lode
  • nerve
  • seam
  • stripe
  • course
  • current
  • duct
  • follicle
  • stratum
  • streak
  • thread
  • venation
  • artery
  • vein
  • arteriole
  • metarteriole
  • venule
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How to use capillary in a sentence

Upon landing on her host, she uses her proboscis to detect the very small, thin-walled blood vessels called capillaries that crisscross our bodies just below the skin.
EVOLUTION MADE MOSQUITOS INTO STEALTHY, SENSITIVE VAMPIRESERICA MCALISTEROCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That was an axiom on which was founded a vigorous war against all capillary adornments.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
The leakage takes place, if not along cracks, through capillary channels, which are everywhere present in sea-ice.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Of course you have to keep wetting it, for hair will not draw oil fast enough by capillary action.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
These craft look as though they ought to sink by mere capillary attraction.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
This is called capillary attraction, the word capillary meaning a hair.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
If it were not for this principle of capillary attraction, it would be difficult to form a bubble of air in a spirit level.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
Now heat the bulb again, and at the same time heat the capillary tube over a second burner.
A HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY GLASS-BLOWINGBERNARD D. BOLAS
The thermometer is filled and the top of the capillary tube closed by the use of a small blowpipe flame.
A HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY GLASS-BLOWINGBERNARD D. BOLAS
The capillary tube is introduced and sealed in position, care being taken to expand the joint a little.
A HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY GLASS-BLOWINGBERNARD D. BOLAS
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WORDS RELATED TO CAPILLARY

  • arteriole
  • artery
  • capillary
  • metarteriole
  • vein
  • venule
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